Are you ready to dive back into the darkness…
Raven Paige is different. Where everyone else around her was horrified when they learned of the goings on at the now infamous Strictland Academy, and appalled by what Emma Thompson had endured during her long months of captivity, Raven was…compelled. Fascinated.
The tales of sexual sadism, humiliation and depravity awakened a need within Raven; one as dark as the wings of the bird for which she was named. Secretly, she visits the so-called Houses of Depravity, where she is a silent observer of those who live out their deepest BDSM fantasies and desires. There, she witnesses things she wants to experience herself; things that heat her blood and tighten her loins. Her hunger to submit grows to the point of obsession.
When she is of legal age, she contacts someone who might be able to help her; the founder of Strictland, whom she had met previously in one of the Houses. It’s a lengthy process, but after an interminable wait, Raven gets her wish: she is offered a contract of submission to serve not one, but two men – brothers; Henry and Kendrick Albright.
Exceptionally rich, handsome and even titled, the Albright brothers have it all; a mansion, an army of servants and even a private plane. Henry has a fetish for the Victorian era and Kendrick is an incredibly creative sadist… Raven is about to see her fantasies fulfilled at last.
But reality is so often different to what takes place in the imagination. Her excitement turns to dread when she discovers that the contract she signed was actually one of marriage to Henry, and that she is now utterly at the Albrights’ mercy. For at least the next three years, there will be no escape. Henry, Kendrick and even any servants they desire will have access toRaven’s body; to do with it as they choose.
Raven has wanted to experience humiliation, pain and degradation for years; but now that she’s arrived at the brothers’ mansion, is she in over her head? Will Henry and Kendrick come to care for her as a person… as a wife, or is she merely to be their plaything, to be used and discarded as they see fit?
Warning: this book is a continuation of the Darkness Series (Book One is Strictland Academy, Book Two is Emma’s Corner). It is NOT a typical romance. It is extremely dark, involves harsh BDSM elements, dubious consent, body modification fantasy, needle/piercing play, and graphic sexual content. It contains elements of the erotic horror genre.
Day by day, Raven’s longing for a life of pain, degradation and loss of control increased to the point of obsession. The need was unexplainable, perhaps even bordering on psychotic, but she could not deny its existence. On her eighteenth birthday, the girl secretly contacted the New British foreigner and expressed her interest in exploring the darker realm of pain and pleasure. Upon her assurance that she was still a virgin, and that her request was not coerced by an outside party, he took down her information and instructed her to continue her education, avoid any legal issues, and to say nothing until after he made the arrangements to meet with her. He additionally instructed her that she was not to participate in any of the activities associated with the Houses, and warned her that he had eyes everywhere. In no uncertain terms, she was to obey his restrictions—or lose her opportunity to follow through with her desires.
Another year had passed without a word from the man regarding her trip, and Raven found herself growing more and more impatient with her inability to gain permission to participate in the activities she longed to experience. Your body is placed on hold, she was told by her unseen sponsor with the light British accent, who refused to explain what that statement actually meant.